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How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck Review

June 22, 2015
How to Catch A Prince
Book #3 of the Royal Wedding Series
Rachel Hauck
Christian Fiction
February 24, 2015



An American heiress and a crown prince seem destined to be together. Will the devastation of war keep them apart forever?
American heiress Corina Del Rey caught her prince once. But the tragedy of war kept her too long in a fog of grief. Now she’s shifting her life forward, reigniting her career as a journalist. Still, nothing can relieve her of the secret and the love she carries in her soul.
Prince Stephen of Brighton is one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and a star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life. His days in Afghanistan with the Royal Air Command will mark him forever. And he can’t seem to shake their dark shadow.
But when his brother, King Nathaniel, confronts him with a document the prince thought long buried and forgotten, Stephen is forced to face the pain of his past and the love he left behind.
With a little heavenly help, Prince Stephen and Corina embark on a journey of truth. But when the secrets are revealed, can they overcome and find love again?

My review of How to Catch a Prince

How To Catch A Prince (Royal Wedding, #3) by Rachel Hauck  is a beautifully written love story. I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

I think if we are all truthful, there was once a time when we all hoped to meet our prince and become his princess.  I know I used to play dress up with my friends when I was a little girl. We used to pretend that the top of the swing set was our castle tower. We had only one “pretty princess” dress so we had to take turns being the princess. My brother and his friends would be playing ball in the yard or trading baseball cards. They had no idea they were the princes. We had so much fun pretending.

In How to Catch a Prince, Corina Del Rey marries her prince, but she doesn’t get her happily ever after. She  leaves Cathedral City and her prince and returns to the United States. Back home in Georgia, her family is grieving the loss of her twin brother who died in Afghanistan. Not able to bear living in her family’s home she accepts a job as a journalist in Florida.

Meanwhile, back in Cathedral City her prince is grieving  the loss of his soldier friends. He hasn’t forgotten Corina, but figures he can just pretend the marriage never happened since he never told anyone about her. Through a series of events the prince must meet with Corina to have the marriage annulled. They find out that their relationship is not as over as they thought it was.

Each of them has to face their own demons.  Each has to make peace with the Lord and surrender themselves to Him before the healing can begin. The journey that they take to get to that point is full of ups and downs. I stayed engrossed in this book from start to finish. I loved the characters and loved their story.

It is a wonderful heart warming story. I highly recommend this book.

About the author:


A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Rachel Hauck is a former corporate grinder who realized she preferred facing the blank pages of her next novel rather than getting a regular paycheck.

A graduate of Ohio State, she’s an avid football fan and considers herself a second-rate arm chair quarterback. She loves sandwiches and chips, and believes Matthew’s final proposal to Mary in Downton Abbey Series 2 is the most romantic scene on television.

Her book, The Wedding Dress, hit #2 on the New York Times and was named Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year.

Her latest release, The Wedding Chapel was named to Booklist Top Ten Inspirationals of 2015.

Rachel penned the critically acclaimed Songbird Novels with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans. Even though she can sing, Rachel has never performed a duet with Miss Evans.

She is the past President of American Christian Fiction Writers and now serves on the Executive Board. She was once named ACFW Mentor of the Year.

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About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.